Typhoon hits Okinawa, flooding China’s forbidden city.
Okinawa, southern Japan, is in the path of a typhoon.
Trees are snapping, and cars in parking lots have been flipped over to reveal their undersides.
The effects of Typhoon No. 6, Kanun, are still being felt as it moves slowly at 10 kilometers per hour southwest of Okinawa.
Casualties are mounting, with a man in his 90s crushed to death when a residential garage collapsed, and more than 30 people injured.
More than 210,000 households, 33% of the total in Okinawa Prefecture, and more than 9,000 in Kagoshima Prefecture have lost power.
More than 400 flights to and from Okinawa, as well as ferry services between the main island and surrounding islands, have been suspended, stranding more than 65,000 people, including vacationers.
Evacuation orders were issued for hundreds of thousands of residents in Okinawa Prefecture amid fears of low-lying flooding and landslides.
Further damage is feared as Typhoon Kanun is expected to drench Okinawa with rain and wind for as long as seven days.
[NHK News: “As it slows down in the East China Sea, there is concern that the impact of heavy rain will be prolonged in the Okinawa region.”]
In Tokyo and other metropolitan areas, the heat wave continues, while atmospheric instability persists in many places due to the typhoon’s impact.
In Beijing and the neighboring province of Hebei, China, heavy rains caused by Typhoon No. 5 Eagle have flooded the 600-year-old Forbidden City.
[Tourist at the Forbidden City, China: “How deep the water is here, if I had a swimsuit, I could swim.”]
In total, 카지노사이트넷 20 people have been killed and 33 missing in China as a result of the heavy rains.